6 January 2017

United States of America: Weekend storm to delay travel

A large storm will affect much of the western United States with drenching rain, gusty winds and travel delays this weekend into next week, according to AccuWeather.

The storm will cause disruptions to travel due to wet conditions on the highways and low cloud ceilings and gusty winds at area airports over much of the Interstate 5 corridor.

Initially, rain and mountain snow will affect areas from northern California to southern Oregon. Rounds of rain and mountain snow will spread northward through Washington Saturday and Saturday night.

Cities that can expect multiple days of wet weather from the storm include San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno, California, as well as Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.

Some rain will also expand southward into parts of Southern California, including the Los Angeles and San Diego areas by Monday afternoon. However, unlike that of areas farther north, rainfall will be of rather short duration in most cases.